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About the Musée maritime du Québec

An Outstanding Museum in Quebec and North America

The Musée maritime du Québec is a flagship cultural institution in Chaudière-Appalaches and across Quebec and North America. It has been highly successful at showcasing the maritime history and legacy of Quebec and welcoming visitors. The quality of the Museum’s facilities, exhibitions and programs have also received a number of mentions.

Owing to the unique and enriching visitor experience offered at the Museum, the institution has received many awards and distinctions over the years.

Awards and Distinctions

2018
Finalist – Grands Prix du tourisme Desjardins de la Chaudière-Appalaches, category “Tourist attraction of the Year”

2011
Winner – Grands Prix du tourisme de la Chaudière-Appalaches, category “Tourist attraction of the Year – under 100,000 visitors”

2007
The Museum, jointly with the Musée naval de Québec, received the Télé-Québec multimedia and audiovisual award for the virtual exhibition Pirates or Privateers? Boarding on the St. Lawrence.

Winner – Grands Prix du tourisme Desjardins de la Chaudière-Appalaches, category “Tourist attraction of the Year”

2001
Recipient of the Silver Award, Grand Prix du tourisme québécois

National Silver Award, Grands Prix du tourisme for the exhibition L’Empress of Ireland : le Titanic du Saint-Laurent

1999
Merit award (Méritas) for the organization with the most outreach outside the region (50 or fewer employees) awarded by the MRC de L’Islet for the Museum’s products, exhibitions and international film shoots

1998
Winner – Grands Prix du tourisme de la Chaudière-Appalaches, category “Promotion” 

1996
Winner – Grands Prix du tourisme de la Chaudière-Appalaches, category “Welcome and Customer Service”

1995
Second-ranked nationally among the museums in Quebec for the excellence and quality of its management

1993
Winner – Grand prix du tourisme de Chaudière-Appalaches, category “Promotion”

1983
The Museum efforts are recognized by the Ministère des Affaires culturelles and it is ranked among the seven most important private museums in Quebec